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Paterson

The things that happen to a bus driver named Paterson in Paterson, New Jersey.

Fences

A classic family drama for the ages

Best of 2016

It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.

O.J.: Made in America

A thorough look at O.J. Simpson the man rather than the defendant, and what emerges isn’t an over-the-top chronicle of the so-called trial of the century but the trajectory of a seminal American figure.

Tower

As an example of using art to bring the past to life as a way of honoring and understanding it, Tower is one of the year’s most unique and powerful films.

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck’s documentary passionately reintroduces and reinterprets James Baldwin for a new generation.

The Brand New Testament

Exploring other worlds, this film inhabits a Terry Gilliam or Michel Gondry zone with a wide-open heart and a supple spring in its step.

Always Shine

A compact, intense psychological thriller that leaves a lasting mark.

Uncle Howard

Aaron Brookner, who was very young when his uncle, director Howard Brookner, died, has restored his uncle’s films, and in the process has made this documentary tribute.